Brownstoner sure loves Sunset Park lately. Porn, Bahn Mi, and now a return to the rent-controlled turned luxury condo building on 44th and 7th. Phew! They really DO love us! ;)
The "checking in" they do is really an update on the sales going on in the building. Apparently, five units have sold; I only saw three contracts signed on the site, but maybe they have inside information. The comment thread on Brownstoner is full of misunderstandings. Last week's Buy of the Week in the New York Times was in Sunset. It was in one of the coop buildings that hasn't yet gone to mortgages; its price (and low maintenance) is a lot less because of that. Some of the 'Stoners mixed up that building with One Sunset Park (which allows 10% or 20% financing). They are very different animals.